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Love thy neighbour

Don’t be a nuisance neighbour is the message from Havant Borough Council during the coronavirus quarantine.

With so many people staying at home it is even more important that residents are respectful and considerate towards the people living around them.

Among advice on how to be a good neighbour during the lockdown the council is calling on people not to light garden bonfires and to keep noise to a minimum.

Wood smoke can have a serious effect on people with medical conditions such as asthma and heart disease.

It is particularly important that residents do not attempt to get rid of household waste by burning it, as this is likely to release toxic gases.

Cllr Narinder Bains, Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet Lead for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Enforcement, said: “People are spending long periods at home and cannot go out, so it is essential that everyone is more considerate to their neighbours.

“Please think about how you behave at this time - don’t light bonfires during the lockdown and try to think about the impact loud music or noisy DIY jobs might have on your neighbours who may be poorly or self isolating.”

Any garden waste can be either composted or collected until such time as other more appropriate disposal methods are available.

Household waste and recyclable waste should be put into the respective waste bins as normal to await collection.

If you have any concerns about environmental issues in your neighbourhood please contact the team on 02392 446019 or through the website

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